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ERIE CC'S GROUND GAME OVERRUNS ALFRED STATE

The wins just keep on coming for Erie Community College.

The first-year football program won its third straight game Saturday with a 74-7 romp at Alfred State.

Eric Everett (Cleveland Hill) rushed for three touchdowns while Larry Burgin (Seneca) and Brock Steuball each had two as the Kats gained 455 of their 512 yards on the ground.

Everett led all rushers with 155 yards on eight carries while Burgin and Steuball had 126 and 106 yards, respectively.

The defense, which held Alfred State (1-3) to just 125 total yards, got in the scoring act, too. Jerrod McCullough returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown while Marvin James added a 13-yard fumble return.

Iran Black returned a punt 57-yards for a touchdown -- his second punt return for a TD this season.

James McCauley added the last score of the day for ECC while Anthony Brown added two interceptions.

CROSS COUNTRY: Both St. Bonaventure's men's and women's teams finished last in the 16-team field at the Notre Dame Invitational. Sophomore Erik Bohen (Timon/St. Jude) paced the men with a 29:24 while Colleen Smith led the women with a 22:18. . . . Buffalo State's men's team won the Houghton Invitational as Tom Proctor (Niagara-Wheatfield) took top honors with a time of 28:08. Jason Walsh (Frontier) finished second in 28:09, while Joe Niezgoda (Alden) was third in 28:29. On the women's side, the Bengals tied for second with Michelle Mackowiak taking third in 21:07. Hilbert finished fourth led by a 22:11 by Katy Dosheimer (Frontier).

MEN'S SOCCER: Dave Borchard (Williamsville) made 10 saves as Canisius (1-3-1) played to a 0-0 tie with host Bowling Green at the Diadora Classic. . . . Anthony Battaglia, Joe Baiata and Ali Morshedi scored in St. Bonaventure's 4-3 loss at Cleveland State. The Bonnies fell to 3-2. . . . Paul Johnson (Lockport) scored with 14 minutes remaining to give Niagara County Community College a 2-1 win over ECC. Dan Dolan (North Tonawanda) scored the first goal for NCCC (2-3-1) while Abdul Abdalla scored for ECC.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Cindy Williams (Kenmore East) scored twice and Abby Kochan made five saves as Buffalo State (1-5) blanked Utica/Rome, 2-0.

MEN'S TENNIS: St. Bonaventure remained undefeated on the second day of its Nike Classic, sweeping the singles events over St. Francis (Pa.). Earning wins for the Bonnies were Vili Nurmi, Mikko Haulos, Adam Price, Nikhil Murali, Kevin MacDoanld and Gerg Osier. In singles competition for Niagara, Eric Rosdansky, Tom Rees and John Abella won their matches against Youngstown State. In doubles action, all three University at Buffalo teams defeated Youngstown.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Junior Karen Maynard earned a three-set win at first singles and freshman Michaela Kollarova won easily at second singles to help UB to a 5-2 win over St. Francis. . . . Niagara's top singles player, Melina Matijevic, lost to Army's Annie Collier, then had three wins, including one over fourth-seeded Brooke Ruben of Providence, in the West Point Tennis Tournament. The doubles team of Mary Anne Schuth and Amanda Lowry (North Tonawanda) had a pair of wins but had to withdraw due to illness. . . . Nicole Becker (Kenmore East) won at first singles, 7-6, 7-6, while Lisa LaFratta (Lancaster) won at fourth singles, 6-1, 6-1, as Buffalo State defeated Oswego, 7-2.

VOLLEYBALL: Alexis Bouie and Lindsey Matikosh had 15 and 13 kills, respectively, as UB (2-7, 0-2) fell in four games to Ohio (1-8, 1-1) in Mid-American Conference play. . . . Niagara split its matches at the Colgate Raider Classic, losing in four to Colgate while beating Marist. Vanessa Gerbetz (Orchard Park) had 29 kills and 30 digs while Amy Davidzik (Lancaster) had 24 digs and 25 kills on the day. . . . Buffalo State moved to 2-2 in SUNYAC West Pool Play with a win over Geneseo and a loss to Fredonia. Monica Polka had 41 kills for the Bengals. . . . Erin Holahan (Roy-Hart) had 72 assists, nine aces and 19 digs as Daemen defeated Tiffin and Point Park.

NOTEWORTHY: Siena freshman Diana Wierzba (Eden) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball rookie of the week after averaging 12 kills per game as the Saints won the Stony Brook Invitational.

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